Wai Wai Nu

Wai Wai Nu

Wai Wai Nu is a Rohingya Burmese activist and the director and founder of Women’s Peace Network. Nu was a political prisoner for seven years under the Burmese military government, and emerged to serve as a national – and international – voice for Burma’s human rights and democracy movement. After seeing the country’s escalating violence upon her release in 2012, Nu founded the Women’s Peace Network to build peace and mutual understanding between Burma’s different ethnicities, and to advocate for the rights of marginalized women in Arakan, Burma. Through the Women’s Peace Network, Nu has conducted women’s empowerment trainings, offered legal education seminars, and organized human rights and peacebuilding activities.

After completing her law degree in 2014, Nu founded Justice for Women, which operates as a network of female lawyers providing legal consultation and education for the women of Burma. In 2016, Nu founded the Yangon Youth Center, where young people learn and explore their ideas and promote leadership in society, politics, and peacebuilding. Nu was selected as one of BBC’s 100 Top Women in 2014 and one of Foreign Policy’s 100 World Thinkers in 2015.

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  • RT @KenRoth: The UN seems to keep issuing "lessons learned" reports about how its quiet diplomacy degenerates into silent complicity in the…Tue Jun 18, 9:11pm
  • A comprehensive review of the performance of UN as a whole in Myanmar was recommended by international Fact finding… https://t.co/4y6RKyVM2bTue Jun 18, 9:09pm
  • RT @Ukht_Yasin: It was an utmost honour for me and the Canadian Rohingya community to be able to work on this. And as I said "learn about u…Mon Jun 17, 3:01pm

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